Archive for June 15th, 2010


Stompin’ Riff Raffs

June 15, 2010

myspace band of the week

Oh look, it’s the Japanese Charlies Angels.  No, it’s the Stompin’ Riff Raffs!  And before you ask, the girls are actual members of the band, not play things…you know you wanna.

Let’s travel back to the 60s with the coolest rockabilly act in Tokyo.  Stompin’ Riff Raffs formed a few years ago with slick-haired Nao in the center and his “shimmy shimmy banditas.”  The four songs on their myspace are taken from their out of print 2008 demo and they’re a rocking good time.  Nao could definitely keep up with Chubby Checker and Chuck Berry if he was born in that generation.  If you slipped “Horror Show” on a best of the 60s mixtape I don’t think anyone would notice.

Fans can buy a 45 RPM record featuring “Horror Show” and “Parabellum” at Pacifiction Records.  Rock n’ Roll on vinyl.  That’s how it should be.

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Love Will Guide You

June 15, 2010

Your electronic disco moves have knocked me off my feet.  Rocking all around the floor you never lose a beat.  Bodies moving back and forth closer feel the heat.  Our electro robotic love started in the street.

A few people liked the Bradberry Orchestra’s video the other day so I thought I’d post Shinichi Osawa’s latest single “Love Will Guide You.”  It will be released on his upcoming album SO2 later this month.  The single starts off as many of his songs do, with a 3-minute intro.  By the time the vocals hit, you’re already so absorbed in the electronics it comes off as more jarring than anything else.  Thankfully the vocals aren’t too repetitive so it doesn’t matter.